96 Free Things To Do In Sacramento

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Mix 96 wants to share all of the fun activities going on in and around the Sacramento area for you and your family to enjoy for free! Be sure to check back often to find new and updated free activities and events going on in your area.


1.  Earthquake Day

Saturday, April 18th

California State Capitol Museum- 10th & L Streets, Capitol Building, Sacramento, CA 95814

Time: 10:30am- 3pm

Shake, rattle, and roll! This Living History Day featuring reenactments of scenes from the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco. Be the first to hear the news and watch as witnesses of the disaster share their experiences. Free tours will be going on throughout the day.


2. Picnic Day Concert

Mondavi Center – Jackson Hall, 9399 Old Davis Rd, Davis, CA 95616

Saturday, April 18th

Time: 12-1pm

This Picnic Day come hear the wonderful sounds of Christian Baldini (music director and conductor). Baldini will play Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor,” with Nathan Cheung on piano.


3. Wildflower Wonders Native Plant Sale and Celebration

Soil Born Farms American River Ranch- 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Saturday, April 18th

Time: 10a-4p

Once again, the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) Chapter Nursery Elderberry Farms will team up with wholesale nurseries Cornflower Farms and Hedgerow Farms to bring you a wide variety of native plants for your garden.
Several plant communities will be on display through hundreds of fresh-cut native wildflowers, shrubs, trees, and grasses. Expert naturalists will be there all day to provide knowledgeable interpretation at each exhibit. This year Alicia Funk, author of Living Wild will have a recipe card using a plant from each plant community. There will also be other exhibits such as: “Monarch Butterfly Waystations”, “Bees are not Optional”, and “Birds of a Feather.”
The discovery zone will have naturalists and volunteers on hand to facilitate your experience! Some of the activities include: Focus on Flowers — see plants up close using microscopes; the art table with flowers in vases posing for the artists; a scavenger hunt – test your plant knowledge; plant pressing and identification — bring a pressed plant home; and “Ask a Designer,” – where you can sign up with for a half-hour consultation with a landscape designer for a nominal donation.


4. 10th Annual International Festival

Westlake Charter School- 3800 Del Paso Rd, Sacramento, CA 95834

Saturday, April 18th

Time: 3p-7p

Come celebrate the diversity of Natomas at the Westlake Charter School 10th Annual International Festival. Come and enjoy booths from around the world; offering bites to eat, games to play, and fun facts! There will be a performance stage with an international costume parade, music and activities.


5.  Sacramento Earth Day Celebration

Southside Park- 2115 6th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Sunday, April 19th

Time: 11am-4pm

The Sacramento celebration of the 46th annual Earth Day will be filled with diverse business, non-profit, cultural, and government vendors with practical information, goods and services for saving money, living healthier, and protecting the environment. There will also be great entertainment, activities, and cuisine.

This year’s event expects a crowd of more than 4,000. Sustainability is meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Don’t miss the chance to make your sustainable connections at the ECOS Sacramento Earth Day Celebration.


6. California Aviation Day

California State Capitol – North Steps, 1100 L St., Sacramento, CA 95814

Wednesday, April 22nd

Time: 11am-2pm

California Aviation Day at the Capitol is presented to inform legislators, staff, and the public about the importance of aviation to the welfare of the California economy and to raise the level of awareness of the benefits of aviation to all Californians.

The north steps of the Capitol will feature interactive displays and informational presentations provided by businesses and organizations which utilize aviation to serve their customers and benefit the citizens of California. There is no charge to attend this part of the event and everyone is encouraged to come learn about the state’s aviation industry while enjoying the activities that will be offered.


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